Blake Shelton Continues Urging Garth Brooks to Put His Music Online
You might remember back on Feb. 1 that Blake posted this tweet after trying, and failing, to buy “Shamless” online:
Dear Garth Brooks... For the love of god and all that's holy, please get your music on iTunes. PLEASE! It's 2014!!!! #frustratedfan— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 1, 2014
Garth has said repeatedly that he only wants fans to buy his entire albums, not a song here and there, so he won’t make his catalogs available to iTunes or other online music sellers.
But Blake told reporters recently he doesn’t like it.
“I just hate to think that there’s a generation that hasn’t discovered him yet, because he’s too important. He’s the reason that I wanted to be a country singer. He’s the reason that I worked a summer and saved up to buy a black Takamine guitar with a cutaway on it.
“He’s that important to me, and I just hate to think that people can’t . . . get his music whenever they want to,” Blake said.
“I don’t even have a CD player anymore. I don’t even own one, I don’t think. If I do, it’s broke.”
And it’s not just about Blake.
“My ultimate fear is, and I’ve had friends tell me that their kids didn’t know who Garth Brooks was, and that upsets me. I don’t like that,” he says.
“I think it’s because kids are walking around with their iPhones and their iPods, and if they can’t get it on there, then they probably don’t know it exists.”
Funny thing is, Garth may not even know Blake’s tweets exist: Garth doesn’t have a Twitter account either.